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Easy Honey Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Honey is a sweet golden treat made by honey bees. Thank goodness bees make honey because we use it in so many ways. One of the most popular ways to use honey is in baking. Homemade cookies are a special treat that just can’t be duplicated by cookies from a bag. Enjoy this easy honey recipe and learn how to make honey cranberry cookies for your family.

stack of honey cranberry cookies in a yellow bowl image.

Homemade Cookies are Easy to Make

Simple tasty homemade cookies – who doesn’t love them? By using honey and less regular sugar, these cookies are sweet and moist. But let’s be real, honey is sugar – so everything in moderation.

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One of the reasons I love making cookies is that they are hard to mess up. Many recipes can be baked in bar form or scooped onto the cookie sheet in lumps. That’s my kind of baking!


  • dried cranberries
  • raw honey
  • white chocolate chips
  • unsalted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda

How to Make Honey-Cranberry Cookies – Directions

While the oven is heating up to 350° F, use a mixer to combine the butter, brown sugar and honey. Letting the butter soften first, will make this task much easier. Mix until blended well and then ad in the vanilla egg. Stir to combine.

After combining the flour and baking soda, slowly add it to the sugar mixture until all is mixed together. Use a large spoon to gently fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Use a tablespoon or ice cream scoop to drop mounds of cookie down on the baking sheet. Leave a few inches between them as they will spread out.

Bake for about 14-16 minutes until you see the edges turning brown. After removing from the oven, let the cookies cool on the pan before moving to a cooling rack.

honey cranberry cookies on plate

Honey Cranberry Cookies

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
Enjoy the flavor of raw honey , cranberries and white chocolate in this easy to make cookie recipe. Raw honey, white chocolate and dried cranberries combine to give your taste buds a work out.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Dozen
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer combine the softened butter, brown sugar and honey. Mix until well combined, then add the vanilla and egg. Stir until creamy smooth.
  • Sift together the flour and baking soda. Then slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mix. Continue until well blended.
  • Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips with a large spoon. When well mixed, drop tablespoon sized mounds of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet. Cookies should be spaced a couple of inches apart-they will spread.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 14-16 minutes, until the edges are brown and the tops are set.
  • Remove from oven and leave on baking sheet for a few minutes until they begin to harden. Move cookies to a cooling rack to complete cooling. Store in a sealed container.



These cookies tend to be thin. You might plump them up a bit by keeping the butter cool.


Serving: 1gCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14g
Keyword cookies, cranberry cookies, honey cookies
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